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How closely does our hedgehog absence match the current heatwave? I’ve been trying to find out if hedgehogs go through some kind of summer torpor or aestivation when it’s too hot and dry.

I found some evidence of this with other animals and with pet hedgehogs that are a different species. Nothing I found seemed to match what members here have been noting. Our observations here could provide some reasonable citizen science on the matter.

Night time temperatures here are not excessive and there were even some slugs out last night that should have looked quite tempting for any hedgehog.

– Mr. Rose